'Falling Water' Star Anna Wood on Analyzing Her Own Dreams & the Perks of Marrying a Prada Model
By Lorna Soonhee Umphrey| November 4, 2016 |
We rang Falling Waterstar Anna Wood to chat about how the supernatural show has affected her own sleep, and the real reason why she’s such a huge Prada fan.
Dreaming every night is taken for granted and interpreting those nighttime thoughts may have endless results. USA’s new mind-bending show, Falling Water, takes that analysis one step further by playing with viewers’ minds as it intertwines dreams with reality. On the show, Anna Wood plays The Woman in Red, who taunts a past lover by playing tricks with his mind and tempts his psyche with questions such as, ‘Did it really happen or was it just a dream?’
Falling Water is amazing. What was your reaction when you found out you got the part on the show? ANNA WOOD: I was so excited because I’ve been holding out for something off-the-beaten path, really challenging and unconventional. This felt like it came along at a really great time. I didn’t really know what story I was telling yet but it felt like a sort of exciting leap of faith. I loved how intelligent the creative team was so I was honored and flattered that they felt like I fit in with them.
Did you start to have weird dreams after working on the show? AW: I did. I don’t know if I started having weird dreams or if I just became more hyper-aware of them. I always dream the show, or the play, or the movie, or whatever I’m working on. Then when you’re dreaming the show about dreams, it’s sort of a next-level experience in your sleep. I felt like I became more active in my dreams.
And did you start to analyze your dreams at all? AW: Yeah, I did—for better or for worse. You start to realize there’s little clues in those dreams, whether they reflect your life, your hopes and fears, or challenges.
Dane DeHaa and Anna Wood attend the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
You’re married to a fellow actor, Dane DeHaan. Does this ever spark a little competition between you two? AW: We met in acting school. We met when we were 17 and we’ve been dating since we were 19. We grew up together, I know, isn’t that cute? It’s the best. It is an awesome story. We struggled together and we succeeded together. Any gigs that one of us gets, the other one benefits. We keep the professional stuff and the politics out of it and kind of cheer each other on.
You’re a big fashionista and go to a lot of runway shows. Do you have any favorite designers right now? AW: I always love Prada. I know most about them because my husband modeled for them. I love Miucca’s sense of humor and irony. She has so much fun with fashion. Gucci is so fun right now I can’t stand it. I like to walk into a room and have it feel like an art exhibit or a circus. And I think both of those designers do a really awesome job. I get to go in [the Prada store] with [my husband, who is] a Prada model. It’s like getting a tour of the White House with the President.